Youngho Kim is originally from South Korea where he lived until moving to the USA in 2016. He has been coaching masters swimmers since 2003 in Korea and has had a swimming career spanning over a decade before coming here.
He started his first coaching career at The Race Club under former Olympian Gary Hall Sr. in the Florida Keys. Now he is currently coaching masters swimmers at McBurney YMCA and coaching age group swimmers at Flushing YMCA. He has up-to-date licenses as a swim coach and lifeguard such USMS, USA Swimming, ASCA, WSI, and the American Red Cross.
While growing up in Korea, he was a masters swimmer who joined many masters swim meets at which time he got two MVPs from the Bucheon City and Jecheon City Mayor’s Cup Masters Swim Meets. He also joined a national triathlon championship with an Olympic course in Tongyong City in 2000 at which he won 3rd in his group.
In 2012 he graduated from Konkuk University, South Korea with a degree in Mass Communications. During his college career, he completed his military training as a private in the ROKAF: Republic of Korea Air Force from 2006 to 2008.
While in Korea, he managed a Korean YouTube swimming tutorial channel called Swimlove84 which has over 10 million views and 23,000 subscribers. He truly loves anything water and enjoys scuba diving and snorkeling. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog Beckgom.